KP local body election: 2 dead, 3 injured in firing on Karak polling station

KP local body election: 2 dead, 3 injured in firing on Karak polling station

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KARAK: At least two people were killed and three others were injured in a shooting incident at a polling station in Takht-e-Nasarati Tehsil, Karak District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KP) on Sunday.

The incident occurred while voting for the KP local group election was underway. However, after the local situation became chaotic, voting was subsequently stopped.

According to the report, one of the deceased was a paternal cousin of PTI’s MNA Shahid Khattak, while the other was his bodyguard. Per eyewitnesses, the assailants fled the scene after opening fire at the polling station.¬†

On the other hand, armed men attacked polling stations in Zakha Khel and Landi Kotal areas of Khyber District, as a result of which ballot boxes were smashed and polling materials were also damaged.

Armed men also broke into the polling station at Malik Nadir Shah School in Landi Kotal Bazaar, smashed ballot boxes, damaged election materials, and took the election staff hostage.

Due to confusion, voting at 20 polling stations has been suspended.

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